Friday, February 29, 2008

I am having so much fun with Tori. She is getting really good at holding her head up and is swinging her legs around trying turn over. She is also starting to smile. I can't wait till she starts to giggle.

I know it looks like I am licking her head, but I 'm not. I like the
picture though.


I am so excited, spring is well on its way. I am sure winter will show its ugly little face several more time in next little while but look what coming up in my garden. Flowers! I believe these are crocuses. I didn't plant them so if any of you know what they are let me know. What I do know is that these little buggers lift my spirits and put a smile on my face. Plus, today was an exceptionally nice February day. It was so nice I went on a picnic with Tori, Theo, Amber Logas, Summer Logas, and Brittany Logas. I brought my camera but I left the memory card at home. Tori slept most of the time and I enjoyed the sun and spending time with my friends. It has been a little hard this past month being cooped up in the house alone with Tori. So I am more excited than I have been in the past for spring to arrive.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Some cute pictures of Tori.

Jake likes holding Tori upside down and she doesn't mind it one bit.

Theo and Tori

For those of you that don't know Theo, he is my dog. He is a maltese/schnauzer mix, is almost two and half years old, likes to jump in laps, and lick people's faces, but will make due with their hands. Jake got him for me when we were dating and, Theo has been my pal ever since. He has done well with Tori around. There has been a few times where I look away and I look back and Theo is standing on her. And this morning he licked her eye. He hasn't he hurt her though. He is learning how to be close to her without over stepping his bounds. He is starting to become protective of her and is excepting her into the family.

Tori's Two Week Appointment

Tori had two week appointment on February 11th, and it went very well. At 7 lbs and 3 oz she is gaining weight like a champ and is perfectly healthy. Tori is at the 17th percentile for her weight and 44th percentile for her length. As scheduled she had her little heel pricked for the PKU tests. The 10 seconds it took the nurse to take her blood samples seemed like an hour to me as I watched my baby cry. It was so painful for me to see her in pain, I even stated to cry. I wanted to snatch Tori right away from that heal pricking nurse after the first little circle was filled and kiss and coo her back to comfort verses waiting to do my comforting. I sound a bit crazy but I love my baby so much and can't help but want to keep her protected from the slightest pain.

Monday, February 11, 2008

I was tagged


10 Years Ago: I was 13, lived in Ruston, Louisiana, didn't know how to do my hair or makeup, fought with my mom, was in the 7th grade, and Lucy, Claudia, and Amanda were my best friends.

On My To-Do List: Take back some library books, organize photos, make dinner, clean, buy some bottles, and write thank you cards.

5 places that I've lived:I haven't live five places. I've only three places. Ruston Louisiana, Rexburg Idaho, and Provo Utah.

5 jobs I have had: To make up for the lack of places I have lived I'll list all the jobs I've had. Even the ones I had for two weeks. I was an office assistant at Team Publishing, a phone surveyor at Western Wats, a nanny, phone sales person at Focus Communications, car hop at Sonic for maybe two weeks, server at Tony Roma's, server at Ryan's, phone surveyor at a place I can not remember because I worked there for four days , cashier at the Cleaning Solution, shirt presser at Quality Cleaners, server at Papa Southern Smoked BBQ, fitness consultant at Upper Limit fitness, Testing Center worker at UVSC, Phone Surveyor at UVSC, cashier at Out-n-back for a couple of weeks, and then for a while I through SOS staffing and work quite a few temp jobs. If I am counting right that is 16. :)

What I would do if I became a billionaire: I would pay tithing of corse, then I build Jake the raddest garage ever, I would build a house. Give some money to Jake to invest and I would also start a scholarship program. I would also leave huge tips when I would go out to eat. To indulge I would have my very own hair dresser,cook, and maid.

Bad habits: Not cleaning, picking at Jake's face, not putting lids back on, loosing my phone, forgetting things places, and eating cooking

Things I enjoy: Spooning with Jake, staring at Tori, warm cookies and milk, reading a good book, DVR, Naps, pictures, telling stories, shopping by myself, massages, facials, and getting my hair done.

Just a few pictures I took yesterday.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I feel like a cookie monster! I want cookies all the time and have eaten about 3 dozen or so sense Tori was born. :/ This cookie kick is so bad that I am hiding the cookies from Jake so I l can eat them all. If I don't quit I regain all the baby weight I've lost. The second thing I want to eat are grapes but I can't find them anywhere.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

I love it when Tori makes funny little faces. Some of the funniest and cutest faces she pulls are made right after she is done eating. She will pucker her lips small and tight, then with her eyes closed will raise her eyebrows as high as they can go. These pictures were took on the 7th, she was 10 days old.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Moms and hair

I now know why so many mom cut their hair short of have there hair in a pony tail all the time. It isn't because babies pull it or the time it takes to do longer hair, but because babies spit up in hair. Tori was able spit up the entire three to four onuses of milk she gobbled down right into my freshly washed and straitened hair. :) I am looking forward to all the rest of the little tricks she is going to show me.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Labor and Delivery

On Sunday January the 27th a little after 10:00pm Jake and I were cuddling in bed, and talking about how crazy it was that we were going to be parents. Then Jake said "When am I going to be a father?" He then got up to do something, and a few seconds later I heard and felt a little pop in my stomach. I have heard of people being able to hear there water breaking so I went to the bathroom. First I peed, and I thought I was done but a trickle continued for a bit. I wasn't sure if my water broke or not. There was no big gush and I wasn't contracting. I then told Jake that I thought my water might of broke, but I wasn't sure, and I didn't want to go to the hospital because I didn't want to be rejected. After a bit I stared to feel braxton hicks level contractions, and decided to be safe to go to the hospital. Jake and I packed a few last things then headed off. We got to the hospital around 11:00pm. When we got there Jake made me laugh because when he was talking to the nurse he sounded as if he were trying to convince her to let us in. Kinda like on the Wizard of Oz when Dorthy and crew were trying to get into Emerald City. The nurse, Denise, took us to the check in/waiting room, and had me change into a gown and put external monitors on me to track Tori's heart rate and my contractions. Denise then told me I was in labor and I was 3 almost 4 centimeters dilated, then she went to prepare my room. My contractions slowly were getting stronger but still not anything like I thought they would be. I said they were a 5 on a pain scale when the nurse asked. I was in the waiting room for about 30 minutes then Denise took Jake and I to my room. Room #115. It was one of the bigger rooms, and I was happy about that. After I got to my room Denise took a couple blood samples then hooked me up to the iv so I could get my dose of penicillin to kill off the bacteria that just so happens to live in me that could of hurt Tori. Getting the penicillin was not fun. It was more uncomfortable than the contractions I was having at the time. The penicillin took an hour, and towards the end of the hour, I believe, is when the contractions started to get tough. When the contractions got tough I lost all ability to judge time. Thankfully time went by fast for me. Around this time I started to through up. Ugh. Then after a while I started to through up again. The poor nurses and Jake had to relay 3 barf pans to the bathroom and back to me I was puking so much. Of course I could not relax during this, and relaxing is the most important thing to do when having a baby with out medication. So a few contractions after the second round of barfing I told Jake to call the nurse so she could get me a dang epidural. Denise came in and and asked if she could see where I was at before I really decided on an epidural. I thought I was going to be 5 maybe 6 centimeters, but I wasn't, I was dilated to an 8! This gave me a huge amount of confidence. I was in the middle of transition, the most difficult part of labor, I knew I could do this with out an epidural. Denise went to call my mid-wife and while I waited on my mid-wife I got in the bathtub to relax. I was able to relax but then I started to through up again! At this point I was a pro at getting my barf right into the pan so I didn't get any into the tub. After a bit I got out to labor on the toilet. My nurse wasn't so comfortable with me there because she didn't want me to accidentally push, and have the baby in the toilet. I wonder how many times she has seen that happen. I went back to my bed and just focused on relaxing. The hypno-birthing class paid off. Between contractions I was able to zone out to a point where it felt like I was sleeping. During my contractions I used a breathing technique called sleep breathing to keep my mind off the contractions. Before I knew it I felt a crazy pressure in my bum. When I felt that I told my midwife and nurse that my butt was breaking. Honestly I don't remember the pressure hurting that bad, I just wanted to start pushing, and get Tori here. After I talked about my bum breaking my midwife thought it was a good idea to check my cervix, and it was fully dilated. I was so happy to start pushing. Pushing was a huge relief, because it took away all the pressure I was feeling from contractions. Jake wrote down I started pushing at 2:29am. My pushes at first were really weak. I pushed just hard enough to relieve the contractions, but soon my midwife told me it was time to get the baby here. I started pushing harder and Tori was born at 3:20am. My mid-wife put her on my chest while wiping her off, but she put Tori's butt in my face. I was happy she was a girl like they said. A second later she was taken to warm up and get all the goop sucked out of her lungs. She only cried a little. While Tori was getting all cleaned up my mid-wife let me know I wasn't going to need any stitches. Anyway I am so happy I had Tori naturally. I was able to walk and shower all by my self right after I had her. Plus it was amazing to feel myself open up and feel her come out of me. It didn't hurt, and the feeling can't really be described, but it was amazing. I recommend all woman to look into having a natural birth. My experience was so empowering and I know I made the best decision for me, Jake and Tori.
My hospital stay was great. I didn't want to leave. All the nurses were so nice to me. I felt like a princess, I got whatever wanted or needed with a press of a button. The food wasn't great but you win some and you loose some. My whole pregnancy experience was so wonderful. I couldn't of asked for anything more. My Tori was been so good to me.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Just being silly.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Introducing Tori Rae Green

She is a little thing at 6 pounds and 8 ounces

15 minutes after Tori was born. She was very alert and just looked around at her new world.

I look great for puking so much and then having baby.

She is warming up after her first bath

Jake and Tori

I can't get over how cute she is.

Our rad family

The loves of my life

I love her

Getting ready to go home.

Watching this makes me get all teary eyed. The joy and love felt can't be described.